|Publication date||21 August 2019|
|Closing date||15 October 2019|
|Level of education||PhD|
|Hours||38 hours per week|
|Salary indication||€3,637 to €6,738 gross per month|
The UvA’s Faculty of Science is launching a major recruitment campaign called ‘Connecting Science’ in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Our ambition is to attract top talent from all over the world to a large number of newly created faculty positions in a wide range of exciting scientific directions. We offer a stimulating environment and excellent conditions for research, tightly connected to challenging educational programmes.
We are looking for ambitious and motivated scientists to connect different scientific disciplines. Our goal is to have a maximal impact on science and society.
We are looking for a theoretical physicist/complexity scientist for a joint appointment at the Informatics Institute and the Institute for Theoretical Physics, both of the University of Amsterdam.
You should have a broad scientific interest and be able to develop a set of research activities aimed at bringing methods and ideas from theoretical physics to complexity science and vice versa, thereby building new bridges between the various research groups. You will work at the interface of statistical physics, computational science, information theory and complexity science. You should be able to develop new foundational and conceptual ideas and to translate those into concrete models.
You are expected to participate in education for bachelor and master students within the physics and/or computer science programmes.
International research experience is preferred as is a highly collaborative and enthusiastic approach.
We offer you a tenure-track agreement for five years (which is part of a six-year temporary appointment). At the start, we will draw up an agreement with you, specifying the tenure-track requirements for research, teaching and management tasks that need to be fulfilled in order to assess progress after three years and after five years. The requirements in this agreement are negotiable and depend on your experience and scientific profile. Following a positive assessment after five years the appointment will become permanent.
Start dates are negotiable. The positions will be filled at the level of Assistant or Associate professor, depending on qualifications. The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3.637 gross per month up to a maximum of €6.738 gross per month (salary scale 11-14) based on full-time employment.
This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
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About the Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.
About the Institute of Physics
The mission of the Institute of Physics (IoP) is to carry out excellent research in the field of experimental and theoretical physics, to provide inspiring teaching within the physics and other curricula and to transfer our knowledge of and enthusiasm for physics to society. The IoP has over 50 faculty and 180 researchers in total. The combination with the NWO Institutes at Amsterdam Science Park constitutes the largest physics hub in the Netherlands and is an international centre of excellence.
Research at IoP is organized in three research divisions: the Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute for Experimental Physics (WZI), the Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam (ITFA) and the Institute for High-Energy Physics (IHEF), the latter embedded within the Nikhef collaboration, the national NWO Institute for subatomic physics. The position will be based within IHEF, which focuses on both theoretical and experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics, with participation in the international collaborations ATLAS (at LHC/CERN), KM3NeT, XENON, and Virgo.
About the Informatics Institute
The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component. Within IvI the position will be based within the Computational Science Lab (CSL).
CSL studies a broad range of dynamics systems in fields ranging from biomedicine to urban, or socioeconomic systems. The lab also develops theory of dynamic complex systems based on concepts of information processing. Researchers from the Computational Science Lab participate in the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
The Informatics Institute and the Institute of Physics strive for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.
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